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Trash & Recycling
Department of Public Works
All trash must be in West Boylston Green Bags to be collected.

Click here for information on West Boylston Green Bags.

West Boylston Recycles!

The Town of West Boylston provides curbside trash pickup and curbside recycling for all households with Municipal Trash Collection through our contractor, Allied Waste Services. Recycling reduces the amount of trash that must be brought to transfer stations and landfills and directly lowers the cost of trash collection for the town.  We encourage you to participate in curbside recycling.

Please put all trash and recyclables out to the street by 7AM on the morning of your scheduled pickup.  When your scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, that day's collection - and all subsequent collections that week - will be delayed one day.  Friday's collection will be on Saturday. The only holidays effected are: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Please check the Trash & Recycling Calendar for more information.

Trash Collection
Pay-As-You-Throw Began on July 1, 2009.  Household trash must be placed in West Boylston Green Bags and set out by the street.  Your Green Bag should be able to close and weigh 40 pounds or less.  For more information on West Boylston Green Bags, click here.

These items are prohibited from landfills in Massachusetts and therefore cannot be disposed of in your municipal trash:

Items Prohibited from Municipal Trash Collection
Major Appliances
Lead Acid Batteries
TVs and Computer Monitors       
Yard Waste
Asphalt Pavement
Many of these prohibited items can be disposed of in other ways.  Please see the Leaf & Yard Waste and Special Collections pages for information.

NOTE:  Most of these items can now be recycled at the Wachusett Regional Recycling Center on Raymond Huntington Highway.  For directions, schedule, items that can be recycled and any fees, please click here.

Curbside Recycling Collection
We recycle paper products and glass and containers every week on your regular trash day.  Please separate your recycling into bins and place the bins out with your trash.  See the list below for what can be recycled.

All recycled materials can be co-mingled in the same bin and are collected each week. Single-Stream Recycling went into effect on July 1, 2010.

Recycling bins are available for residents from the Department of Public Works - while supplies last.

What we recycle:

  • Newspapers with inserts
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Phone books
  • Office paper and solicitations
  • Junk mail staples are okay; remove windows from envelopes
  • Shredded paper in paper bags
  • Chipboard, cereal and cracker boxes remove plastic liners
  • Corrugated cardboard flattened, wax free, 3' x 3' or smaller
  • Paper bags
  • Glass bottles and jars all colors and sizes.  Remove lids, corks, neck rings, etc.
  • Metal food cans and lids, deposit and non-deposit cans aluminum, tin or steel
  • pet-sm.gifhdpe-sm.gifpvc-sm.gifps-sm.gifother-sm.gifPlastic containers; also #5
  • Milk cartons and juice boxes
  • NO Pizza boxes or soiled boxes
  • NO styrofoam
  • NO aluminum foil, pie plates
  • NO paint or aerosol cans
  • NO broken or other glass such as light bulbs, window or auto glass, dishes, glasses, Pyrex.
  • NO plastic bags, motor oil or chemical containers.

Town of West Boylston 140 Worcester Street, West Boylston, MA 01583
Phone: 774-261-4010
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